This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off “Show Files from Office.com” in File Explorer when using Windows 11.
The latest File Explorer version in Windows 11 now defaults to Home, which was previously referred to as Quick access.
Home in the navigation pane is now the default view of File Explorer when it’s open. It allows you to quickly access and views your frequently accessed folders (Quick access), Favorites, and recent files on the left pane.
Also new to File Explorer is that files from your Office.com account will now show in File Explorer Home by default. You can turn this feature off so that content from your Ofice.com account is not automatically added to File Explorer.
If this feature is off, and you want to allow your files from your Office.com account in File Explorer, then the steps below will show you how to do that.
Turn on or off files from Office.com in File Explorer from folder options
As described above, the latest version of File Explorer allows files from your Office.com account to show in File Explorer Home by default.
Here’s how to turn it on or off in Windows 11.
To stop showing files from your Office.com account in File Explorer Home, open the File Explorer Folder Options.
When the File Explorer folder options window opens, Under the General tab, check or uncheck the box next to “Show files from Office.com” to enable or disable this feature.
Click the OK button to save your changes and exit.
Turn on or off show files from office.com via the local group policy editor
If you want to disable this feature for all users on the system, you can use the Local Group Policy editor.
First, open the Local Group Policy Editor.
Click on the Start menu button and search for “Edit group policy“. Under Best match, select Edit group policy result.
In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, expand the tree:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer
In the File Explorer details pane on the right, locate and double-click the setting that says “Turn off files from Ofice.com in Quick access view“.
On the Turn off files from Ofice.com in Quick access view window set the option to Not Configure, Enabled, or Disabled.
- Not Configured (default)
- Enabled – Files from Office.com will not show File Explorer.
- Disabled – Files from Office.com will show in File Explorer.
Save your changes, exit, and reboot.
Enable or disable files from office.com in File Explorer via Windows Registry
If you can’t open the Local Group Policy Editor, you can use the Windows Registry instead.
Open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.
If you don’t see the Explorer folder key, right-click on the Windows key, then create the subkey (Explorer) folders.
On the right pane of the Explorer folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named DisableGraphRecentItems.
Double-click the new value name (DisableGraphRecentItems) and enter the Value data of 1 to disable showing files from Office.com in File Explorer.
A Value data of 0 will enable or allow files from Office.com to show in File Explorer.
That should do it!
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